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April 25, 2016, 9:00 PM

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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple is working on adding cell-network connectivity, faster processor to its next-generation Watch  —  Apple's Watch Outpaced the iPhone in First Year  —  Despite sizable sales, Apple's latest product has challenges to overcome  —  Apple Inc. sold twice as many Watches as iPhones in each device's debut year.
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is developing a stand-alone camera app with ability to livestream video, to encourage users to create and share more photos and videos  —  Facebook Developing Camera-First Format  —  Camera app to encourage users to create, and share, more photos and videos
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Microsoft releases Word Flow keyboard for iPhone with one-handed mode, custom backgrounds  —  Microsoft is bringing its predictive Windows Phone keyboard, called Word Flow, to the iPhone.  The third-party keyboard is now available for free in the US App Store.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hundreds of Spotify users' credentials appear online, and users report accounts hacked; Spotify denies being hacked  —  Hundreds of Spotify credentials appear online - users report accounts hacked, emails changed  —  A list containing hundreds of Spotify account credentials - including emails …
Los Angeles Times:
Charter-Time Warner Cable merger and Bright House Networks acquisition get regulatory OK in deals valued at $88B, with terms to protect streaming competition  —  FCC chairman, Justice Department sign off on Charter's takeover of Time Warner Cable  —  Charter Communications is closer …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google updates Gmail app for Android with Microsoft Exchange support for all devices  —  Gmail for Android gets Microsoft Exchange support  —  Google today updated Gmail for Android with a very notable feature: support for Microsoft Exchange.  You can download the latest version of the app …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Chrome OS source code hints that the Google Play Store and “over a million” Android apps could be coming to Chrome OS  —  It looks like the Play Store is headed to Chrome OS with “millions” of apps  —  Google Play integration clues pop up in the source code and on users' devices.
Dave McNary / Variety:
Lionsgate to distribute more than 100 films on Steam, including The Hunger Games  —  Lionsgate Launches Distribution Through Steam, Includes ‘Hunger Games’ … Valve Corp. and Lionsgate have formed a partnership under which Lionsgate will license more than 100 films to Valve's Steam digital …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
You can now flag abusive Twitter accounts by reporting multiple tweets at once  —  Twitter's processing for reporting abusive accounts has long been criticized as being clunky and ineffective.  Until now, users who are subject to harassment have had to report every abusive tweet individually.
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
BeautifulPeople.com Leaks Very Private Data of 1.1 Million ‘Elite’ Daters — And It's All For Sale  —  Sexual preference.  Relationship status.  Income.  Address.  These are just some details applicants for the controversial dating site BeautifulPeople.com are asked to supply …
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
You can now add Techmeme's events list to your own calendar  —  As tech news events and industry conferences proliferate, Techmeme's events calendar has become an ever more vital resource for all sorts of technology professionals.  Previously available only on the web, it's now available in iCalendar format …
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
MakerBot to stop making its own 3D printers, will outsource manufacturing to Jabil, a contractor with facilities in China  —  MakerBot will no longer make its own 3D printers  —  MakerBot has announced that it will no longer manufacture its own hardware.  Over the course of the next six months …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Critical Android bugs present in older devices now targeted by malvertising campaigns and other drive-by exploits  —  Active drive-by exploits critical Android bugs, care of Hacking Team  —  Hostile JavaScript delivered through ads installs ransomware on older Android phones.
 

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